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Claire Rhiannon

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Claire Rhiannon is a professional violinist who plays from the heart, guaranteed to create a magical atmosphere for your guests!
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Claire Rhiannon is a versatile and mesmerising violinist known for her warm sound and moving performances. Performing effortlessly in many genres on both electric, acoustic and baroque violins from classical, pop, folk, baroque and jazz repertoire, Claire has been performing as a soloist and in various ensembles all over the UK and Europe and has performed in many events including festivals, weddings and session work and has performed in Malta, Luxembourg, France, Latvia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and Spain and has been honoured to perform for the British Royal family’s Christmas service in St James’ palace in 2021. With over 10 years professional performing experience, Claire Rhiannon knows how to create the perfect atmosphere. Her friendly demeanour puts every guest at ease and her professionalism and skill are held in the highest regard by all that hire her.

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Claire's Reviews

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Paul H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Claire was wonderful. Her warm personality and excellent performance made a very special memory for the whole family. A wide range of classical styles that she accomplished with ease. Would thoroughly recommend the experience.

Reply from Claire
5 months ago

Thank you Paul! ✨ it truly was a privilege playing for Edna and you all! Thank you for having me perform for her. It was a joy to see her enjoying the music so much, especially her favourite Lark Ascending 💖 I hope she had a wonderful 103rd birthday! All the best to you all!

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Zoe E
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Claire played beautifully for our wedding ceremony. Everything was perfect Thank you Claire!

Reply from Claire
5 months ago

Thank you Zoe! It was a beautiful ceremony! Thank you for having me ✨✨

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Joanna F
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Claire was an excellent professional. Everyone really enjoyed her performance. She made our day even more special. We thoroughly recommend her.

Reply from Claire
5 months ago

Thank you Jo! It was a lovely to perform for you both! ✨ Wishing you all the best

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Rich E
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Don’t think anyone could have captured our day better! Claire was brilliant from the first moment we booked her. Great communication and she was an absolute hit with all our guests, exceeding our expectations. Could not recommend high enough!

Reply from Claire
7 months ago

Ah such wonderful words Rich, thank you both so much! It was wonderful to be a part of your day and meeting you both was an absolute pleasure ✨ I wish you both all the best!!

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Beth H
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Taunton
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5 out of 5

I can not recommend Claire and her professionalism enough! From start to finish, Claire was friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to assist with song recommendations/requests and flexible when we had to change the start time slightly. On the wedding day itself, Claire played a phenomenal set, with all our guests requesting over and over ‘one more song’. The music was beautifully played and so mesmerising to watch, we could’ve listened to her play all evening. Thank you, Claire, for making us feel so special. You made walking into our wedding breakfast as magical as my walk down the aisle, a memory I will forever treasure. I am thrilled we found Claire via a friend’s recommendation, as our day wouldn’t have been the same without her! Highly recommended.

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Gareth E
3 months ago, for a Wedding in Carmarthen SA31
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5 out of 5

I heard Claire first play at a corporate event about six months ago and was very impressed with her professionalism, the way she looked and her manner but above all the beautiful music she played, it was divine. I was thinking of booking someone to play at my son's wedding and Claire fitted the bill to a tee so I spoke to Steve the organiser of the event and asked him how easy it was to book Claire and what was his experience in doing so. He sang Claire's praises and was very impressed indeed. I spoke to Claire a little later and booked her there and then. She was incredibly personable, professional and was a delight to deal with. In the months before our son's wedding communication with Claire was easy, she responded immediately to our emails and phone calls and everything went off without an hitch. Claire was magnificent at the wedding and we couldn't have asked more of her in fact many guests asked afterwards who she was and how impressed they were including a musician friend of mine. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Claire to play anywhere because I know she plays in a couple of bands ranging from folk to Pop and is also in a quartet, she plays Baroque music and is qualified in that discipline. You wouldn't be disappointed in booking Claire and anyone listening to her would be extremely impressed indeed.

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Claire's Song list

Set Lists ...
Pop
Party/upbeat pop
Classical
Jazz/Soul vibes
Film
Folk
~ Pop ~
A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All of me - Sam Smith
All you need is love - Beatles
Anti-hero - Taylor Swift
As it was - Harry Styles
At last - Etta James
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Blinded by the Lights - The Weeknd
Can’t help falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Castle on the hill - Ed Shearan
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Conversations in the Dark - John Legend
Cruel Summer - Taylor Swift
Dream a little dream - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Eyes Closed - Ed Shearan
Flowers - Miley Cyrus
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
God is a woman - Ariana Grande
Golden Hour - JVKE
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyoncé
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
I’d do it for you - Bryan Adams
I choose you - Sara Bareilles
I Feel it Comin’ - The Weeknd
I get to Love you - Ruelle
I wanna Dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
I won’t give up - Jason Mraz
If I ain’t got you - Alicia Keys
If you’re not the one - Daniel Bedingfield
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
I’m on fire - Bruce Springsteen
I’m yours - Jason
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Kiss me more - Doja Cat
Lavender Haze - Taylor Swift
La Vie en rose
Latch - Sam Smith
Lavender Haze - Taylor Swift
Little bit of Love - Tom Grennan
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Lovely day - Bill Withers
Lover - Taylor Swift
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Make you Feel my love - Adele
My girl - The Temptations
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Perfect - Ed Shearan
Photograph - Ed Shearan
Rather be - Clean bandit
Runaway - The Corrs
Shallow - A star is born
Shape of You - Ed Shearan
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Symphony - Clean Bandit
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
Thinking out loud - Ed Shearan
This will be (an everlasting love)- Natalie Cole
Unholy - Sam Smith
Until I found you - Stephen Sanchez
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
We found love - Rihanna
What a different a day makes - Dinah Washington
What a wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I fall in love - Nat King Cole
Where ever you will go - The Calling
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne
You are the reason - Calum Scott
You belong to me - Taylor Swift
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~ Party/upbeat pop ~
A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Adventure of a lifetime - Coldplay
Baby it’s you - London grammar
Blinding lights - Weeknd
Chandelier - Sia
Cheap thrills - Sia
Counting Stars - OneRepublic
Diamonds -Rihanna
Don’t call me up - Mabel
God is a woman - Ariana Grande
Hotline Bling -Drake
I Follow Rivers - Lykke Li
I’m good (I’m blue) - Calvin harris
Kiss me more- Doja Cat
Lean On - Major Lazer, MO, DJ Snake
Let me love you - Justin Bieber
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Miracle -Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding
One Dance - Drake, Wizkid, Kyla
One Kiss - Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
Paradise - Cold play
Pompeii - Bastille
Rather Be -Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
Rockabye - Clean Bandit, Anne- Marie
Runnin’ - Beyoncé
Stay with me - Justin timberlake, Halsey
Summer- Calvin Harris
Symphony - Clean Bandit, Zara Larson
This Girl - Kungs, Cookin' On 3 Burners
This Is What You Came For -Calvin Harris, Rihanna
Titanium - David Guetta, Sia
Toca’s miracle - Fragma
Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
Watermelon sugar - Harry styles
We Found Love- Rihanna, Calvin Harris
Woman - Doja Cat
You Got The Love - Candi Station
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~ Classical ~
Air from the suite in D major - J.S Bach
Arrival on the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave maría - Gounod/Bach
Ave Maria -Schubert
Canon - Pachelbel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Flower duet - Delibes
Légende - Wieniawski
Meditation from Thais - Jules Massanet
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
O mío babbino caro - Puccini
Salut d’amour - Elgar
Sicilienne - Faure
Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (selection) - J.S Bach
The Swan, Carnival of the animals - Saint Saens
Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò) - Andrea Bocelli
Violin concerto in A major - Mozart
Violin concerto in G major - Mozart
Violin concerto D Major ii Canzonetta - Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in E minor ii Andante - Mendelssohn
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~Jazz/Soul vibes~
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All of Me - Billie Holiday
April in Paris - Julie London
Autumn in New York - Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Cold, Cold Heart - Norah Jones
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Cry me a River - Julie London
Don’t know Why - Norah Jones
Dream a little Dream - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis
Armstrong
Easy Street - Julie London
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald
High and Dry - Jamie Cullum
I’m a Fool to want you - Billi Holiday
I’m in the Mood for Love - Julie London
I’ve got you under my skin - Ella Fitzgerald
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Lonestar - Norah Jones
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight in Vermont - Ella Fitzgerald
My Foolish Heart - Bill Evans
Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald
Nightingale - Norah Jones
Painter Song - Norah Jones
Paper moon - Ella Fitzgerald
Round Midnight - Julie London
Shoot the Moon - Norah Jones
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Smile - Nat King Cole
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Take five - Dave Brubeck
Tenderly - Ella Fitzgerald
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
These Foolish Things - Ella Fitzgerald
They can’t take that away from me - Ella Fitzgerald
This Can’t be love - Ella Fitzgerald
Turn me on - Norah Jones
Two Sleepy People - Julie London
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
What a difference a day made - Jamie Cullum
What am I to you? - Norah Jones
You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne
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Film
Disney: …probably all of them! Just ask!
Gladiator:
- Now we are free
Greatest Showman:
-A Million Dreams
-Never enough
Harry Potter:
- Harry in Winter
- Hedwig’s theme (main theme)
The Hobbit:
- Feast of Starlight
- Misty Mountains
Indiana Jones:
Miranda’s theme (Raiders of the lost arc)
Jurassic Park:
-Main theme
Ladies in Lavender:
- Meditation from Thais
Lord of the rings:
- Concerning Hobbits
- Evenstar
- Into the West
Naruto:
- Sadness & Sorrow
Pirates of the Caribbean:
- He’s a pirate
- Jack Sparrow
Titanic:
- My heart will go on
Schindler’s list:
- main theme
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~ Folk ~
Ae fond kiss
Ailein Duinn
Calon Lan
Danny Boy
I Horò ‘S Na Hug Òro Eile
Karolinermarsch
Lagan Love
Lisa Lân
Llanllechid
Loch Lomond
Love is like a red, red rose
Myfanwy
She is like the swallow
Skye boat song
Star of the County Down
Suo Gan
Sweet Nightingale
Thro the wood Laddie
Tôn fechan Meifod
Wild mountain Thyme

Claire's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£275
Up to 2 hours£425
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£325
Drinks reception (60 mins)
1 hour of music at the drinks reception
£325
Drinks reception (90 mins)
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception (15 minute break with music played for the interim)
£406.25
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
This includes music before the service begins, bridal entrance, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. 1 hour of music at the drinks reception
£475
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 60 min performance at the drinks reception (+ 10 min break) - 60 min performance as dinner is being served (+ 10 min break)
£550
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am known for my warm sound and moving performances combining technical skill with musicality. Whatever genre the music may be, I love to perform them in a way that will give everyone an event with a beautiful and memorable atmosphere ✨

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

St James's Palace Royal Chapel, London Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice, Italy Chiesa di San Rocco, Venice, Italy Piazza III Novembre, Garda, Italy Davos Festival 2022, Davos, Switzerland Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Madrid, Spain St. Marienkirche, Berlin, Germany Daugava Hotel, Riga, Latvia

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

-Classical/Baroque- Rachel Podger Emma Kirkby Nicola Benedetti Hilary Hahn Jordi Savall Oja Gjeilo -Pop- Norah Jones London Grammar Sam Fender Laura Marling Hozier Haim The Staves Bombay Bicycle Club -Folk- Cara Dillon Julie Fowlis Annbjorg Lien Roo Panes Seth Lakeman Project Smok Gnoss Alaw -Jazz- Ella Fitzgerald Etta James Tom Misch Kit Downes

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Royal Family Christmas Service, St James Palace Royal Chapel December 2021

Do you have different line-up options?

Acoustic violin - solo (no PA system) - suitable for an intimate space or a space with large acoustics i.e hall, church. Suitable music choices - classical/baroque solo violin Acoustic violin with PA system - Suitable for any venue with traditional violin sound. Any genre Electric Violin with PA system - Any venue with Electric violin sound. Any genre

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try to be as flexible as possible with timings. If there are any changes please let me know as soon as possible and I will let you know what can be done to accommodate.

How much time do you need to set up?

At least 30 minutes - this is so I can warm up and ensure all my equipment can be set up and make sure I know where I need to be for each location (if there is more than one) I usually like to arrive an hour before but no later than 30 minutes.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, unless performing to a large crowd or very large room in which case I would need a larger PA be provided - either by the venue or externally

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can, usually free of charge unless it is a song I haven’t heard before or I need to source a backing track, the extra practice time or the cost of an original backing track may incur a small charge but that will all be discussed in the booking.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Tribute, Americana, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Vintage, Easy listening, Light music, Welsh folk, 1950s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Soul, Disco, Rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch
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